Jan. 3, 2018

Astronauts reveal what it’s going to take for humans to get to Mars

In an exclusive interview with Mic, four astronauts aboard the International Space Station revealed what they think it’s going to take for humankind to ever set foot on Mars: cooperation.

Dec. 4, 2017

Scientists are raising worms in space soil in hopes of bringing Earthly life to Mars

It's no Sweet Green, but scientists are on their way to making a Martian salad.
Nov. 27, 2017

You can buy a copy of the golden record NASA sent to aliens. Here’s what’s on it.

Need a gift idea for the space lover in your life?
Oct. 18, 2017

4 female NASA scientists will soon be in toy boxes across America. Here’s why that’s important.

Women hold less than 25% of STEM jobs, despite making up nearly half of the American workforce.
Sept. 27, 2017

An iceberg more than 4 times the size of Manhattan just broke off from Antarctica

While the break is comparatively small when considered alongside icebergs that broke off in 2014 and 2015, continued breakage is “further evidence of the ice shelf’s fragility.”
Sept. 8, 2017

While You Weren’t Looking: 5 political stories from the week that don’t come with a 6-month deadline

Betsy DeVos kills campus sexual assault protections and an anti-science politician is tapped to lead NASA.

Aug. 15, 2017

The solar eclipse glasses you bought might be fake — here’s how to tell

How to keep your eyes safe, even if Amazon recalled your eclipse glasses.
Aug. 10, 2017

The solar eclipse might do some strange things to animals — here’s everything we know

Nocturnal animals will likely be really confused.
Aug. 7, 2017

Next year, these cameras will hitch a ride to space to hunt thousands of distant planets

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what's orbiting you.
Aug. 4, 2017

Elementary school teachers can now get their students eclipse glasses for free

Thousands of children across the U.S. are about to have their minds blown this month.

Aug. 3, 2017

The 2017 solar eclipse could help scientists crack the biggest mysteries about Mercury

Our solar system's smallest planet will get its day in the (blocked-out) sun.
Aug. 2, 2017
Aug. 1, 2017
July 26, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How to watch it online

If you can't make travel plans to see the eclipse, this is the next best thing.
July 25, 2017

NASA’s working on quieter supersonic flight, which it wants to help commercialize

What if you could spend less time on a plane to get where you're going?
July 24, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017: You can help NASA with your observations on Aug. 21

You'll be an eclipse scientist.
July 24, 2017

Scientists are pretty sure that deep inside the moon, there’s water

The explosive story of water on the moon.
July 21, 2017
July 20, 2017

NASA just released hundreds of incredible space videos — here are our 5 favorites

Watch space history unfold before your eyes.

July 20, 2017
July 19, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 Map: How to use NASA’s interactive map

America hasn't seen a total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years.
July 19, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: Where to go for incredible views of the Great American Eclipse

Plan to spend the two most exciting hours of the summer in these places along the path of totality.
July 18, 2017

A Republican congressman just asked a NASA expert about ancient civilizations on Mars

A NASA expert told the congressman that it is “extremely unlikely” that there were ancient civilizations on Mars.
July 18, 2017

Scientists are recording the sounds of waves in space — and it could be huge for NASA

Listen to the sound of the surf... in space.

July 18, 2017

The Int-Ball drone is flying around the ISS taking pictures — and it’s the cutest thing ever

Its name is Int-Ball, and it’s a tiny, 3-D printed drone in the ISS.
July 17, 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower: What to know about the annual celestial event

The month-long celestial event kicks off Monday night and runs through Aug. 24.
July 14, 2017

Humans still aren’t ready to go to Mars

Chill out, people. Humans on Mars has always been a fuzzy goal.